280w ago - Reports indicate that Sony, Samsung, Hitachi, Motrola and more specialists have teamed up to form a joint industry development body to bring out a Wireless Home Digital Interface.
What this will allow is secure encrypted HD video delivery through multiple rooms and then some with less than one millisecond latency.
One member commented "If you have a TV in the home, that TV will be able to access any source in the home, whether it's a set-top box in the living room, or the PlayStation in the bedroom, or a DVD player in another bedroom."
To quote: What the flip is WHDI? Well, according to the Israel-based Amimon company on whose technology the standard is to be based, "A key ingredient of WHDI technology is a revolutionary video-modem that operates in the 5GHz unlicensed band to enable robust wireless delivery of uncompressed HD video (including 1080p).
"WHDI allows secure, encrypted HD video delivery through multiple rooms and other potential signal obstructions, such as people and furniture, while maintaining superb quality and robustness with less than one-millisecond latency."
Sitting on the board of Amimon is Dr. David Lee, the founder of the HDMI standard, so this looks like more than hot air.
280w ago - The folks at Instructables (linked above) have posted up instructions on how to put a USB flash drive into a PS2 memory card's case. It will take around 15 minutes in total, and just think of all the fun you can have after!
To quote: This Instructable is about how to put a USB flash drive into a Memory Card's case. It isn't very hard and so it won't take you more than about 15 Minutes. This is my first Instructable, so please let me know what you think about it!
For this little project you'll need:
1. Memory Card
2. Flash Drive
3. Screwdriver or knife
4. Dremel or a rasp
5. Sticky tape
Check out the link above for the full guide and enjoy!
281w ago - Microsoft's community manager Larry "Major Nelson" Hyrb has released a selection of new screenshots showing off custom themes in the redesigned dashboard interface, which is scheduled to hit the Xbox 360 later this fall as part of a free software update.
To quote from a related Shacknews article: "A few folks have asked about themes and the new Xbox experience," Hyrb wrote on his blog. "Specifically, how do themes fit in with the new experience."
The revised dashboard is slated to hit the Xbox 360 as a free software update this fall.
283w ago - If you regularly browse any popular gaming site you'll have found it hard to avoid hype over the Firmware 2.4 update for the PlayStation 3. While every new update seems to generate unfathomable levels of interest over the smallest, most trivial new features, 2.40 actually appeared to be worth the excitement.
I still firmly believe that Sony gets off extremely lightly with regard to its online service, rolling out additional features and gaining press coverage for services that its rival Microsoft has given Xbox 360 (and even Xbox) owners for months, if not years.
Firmware 2.40 even caused a number of PS3s to cease working, yet the platform holder seemingly came out of the situation fairly unscathed. Those issues aside, PSN is finally becoming the service it should have been from day one, but how can it beat Xbox LIVE?
The biggest inclusion in Firmware 2.40 is support for Trophies, Sony's answer to Xbox's Achievements. Great on paper, but in reality it's nothing more than a novelty. At the time of writing only one game supports the trophy system, which is pretty shocking. Why not launch with support for all key Sony titles? Surely that should have been the bare minimum to expect.
More games will be added to the list over time, but most older titles won't be patched to include...